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Navy boss stops in Kodiak on Asia trip
Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy, visited Kodiak this week as part of a tour of naval bases in the Pacific Rim. Mabus, who arrived on Saturday afternoon, met with SEALs training at the Naval Special Warfare Center on Spruce Cape before heading to Korea on Monday. “It was a fairly brief stop; we were scheduled to be there less than 24 hours, and because of weather conditions ended up staying,” said Capt. Pamela...
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Assembly OKs $25M bond sale
In a 4-0 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly gave its OK for $25 million to flow into the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. The vote took place during a special meeting Thursday morning and grants the borough permission to sell $25 million in general obligation bonds next week. Kodiak voters approved the high school project and up to $76 million in bond sales with a 2009 ballot initiative, ...
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Tustumena repairs slower than expected
The 50-year-old ferry Tustumena is in worse shape than originally thought, and southwest Alaska’s ferry schedule will suffer as a result. On Wednesday, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced that the Tustumena will be in a Seward shipyard through early June, two months longer than scheduled. When the Tustumena entered the shipyard in November for long-term maintenance, ferry service ended in rural Kodiak and i...
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Two tugs collide near Kulluk
A 120-ton fender-bender leaves a pretty big mark. On Wednesday, repair crews were still at work aboard the Crowley Maritime tug Ocean Wave, five days after the Ocean Wave was rammed by the Corbin Foss as both tugs worked near the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosely said the accident happened as both tugs were maneuvering to transfer cargo in Kiliuda Bay...
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Board will present shipyard rate increase
The city's port and harbors advisory board likes to pull its Band-aids off quickly. In a Tuesday meeting, the board agreed upon a proposal that would raise rates at the Kodiak Shipyard by 40 percent this year and 20 percent next year in order to bring the city-owned facility back into the black. Since the shipyard opened in 2009, it has been kept in the black with regular transfers from the city's harbor fund, nor...
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Local artists to be featured in new high school
Waves will wash across the lobby of the new Kodiak High School, and bears will stalk its halls. On Monday night, the Kodiak Island Borough School District approved 10 artists’ proposals for the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project. An 11th option remained blank. The 10 artists include well-known Kodiak names like Alf Pryor, Bruce Nelson and Mark Witteveen, but some off-island names will also be feat...
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Man faces assault charge
A 33-year-old Kodiak man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly injuring a woman. Roy Rastopsoff is facing one count of third-degree assault after allegedly committing fourth-degree assault while having two or more assault convictions. The crime is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum $10,000 fine. He was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Feb. 8. According to court doc...
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New UA survey tries to figure what training new fishermen need
A new survey from the University of Alaska is asking fishermen to pick their replacements. Four new surveys, conducted as part of the Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative, are asking employers what skills the next generation of fishermen should learn while still in school. “We’re asking … what are these jobs, and what are the areas where the greatest needs for training or internships or apprenticeships,” sai...
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Coast Guard rescues boater on swamped skiff
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak rescued a boater whose skiff swamped near Port Graham on Monday. Around 9:35 p.m., a good Samaritan notified the Coast Guard in Anchorage that the boater’s 12-foot skiff was swamped and the man needed help. The man reportedly left Seldovia to go fishing earlier in the day. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed from Kodiak and rescued the man just before midnight...
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Middle Bay saved of sewage sludge
For once, the Kodiak City Council was applauded as it discussed sewage sludge. Months of intense and sometimes caustic debate concluded during a community meeting Monday night as the city council agreed that Middle Bay will not be the site of a proposed sludge composting plant. After two and a half hours of testimony, the council directed the city to pursue a deal with the Kodiak Island Borough in order to instead...
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